School of Drama
The Yale School of Drama is a graduate professional school of Yale University providing training in every discipline of the theatre: acting, design (set design, costume design, lighting design), directing, dramaturgy and dramatic criticism, play writing, stage management, sound design, technical design and production, and theater management.
The school traces its roots to the Yale Dramatic Association, the second-oldest college theatre association in the country, founded in 1900.
The Drama produced the American premieres of Albert Camus's Caligula and Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, as well as original works by Cole Porter, Stephen Vincent Benet, and Thornton Wilder written when they were students.
This lively dramatic tradition led to the funding, in 1924, by Yale benefactor Edward S. Harkness, to establish the Department of Drama in the School of Fine Arts, and for the construction of the University Theatre, designed by James Gamble Rogers.
George Pierce Baker, a teacher of playwriting, was the first chairman of the department.
The first Master of Fine Arts in drama was granted in 1931.
In 1955, the department was organized as a separate professional school, the first such in the Ivy League.
The School of Drama offers a Master of Fine Arts in acting, design (with emphasis on sets, costume, and lighting), directing, dramaturgy and dramatic criticism, playwriting, stage management, sound design, technical design and production, and theatre management (with a joint M. F. A. / Master of Business Administration available to management students in conjunction with the Yale School of Management).
Students must hold an undergraduate degree and complete their program of study with distinction, which requires three years in residence. 下载全新《每日英语听力》客户端，查看完整内容